Full GI Panel


Our Full GI Panel is a comprehensive screening option that combines the power of our Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA) and Swab Culture tests. This panel is highly recommended for individuals experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.

Our comprehensive analysis delves into the world of intestinal parasites, covering a wide range of species including (Protozoa, Trematodes,Tapeworms, Nematodes), sourced from all seven continents. Additionally, we examine other intestinal organisms such as Candida, yeast, and various fungi. Our meticulous assessment includes an analysis of essential bio-indicators like red and white blood cells, mucus, fatty acid crystals, starch granules, undigested tissue, beneficial bacteria, epithelial cells, pollen, and charcot-leyden crystals. Gain invaluable insights into your digestive health through our in-depth analysis of intestinal parasites and related organisms.

The Swab Culture test provides comprehensive culturing and analysis of bacterial and fungal infections, delivering precise sensitivity and resistance results. It quantifies positive findings to determine the intensity of the infection accurately. This versatile test allows for culturing samples from various sources, including stool, skin, urine, and other body parts or secretions (excluding blood).

If you have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and previously received negative stool tests for parasites, this test is highly recommended due to the similarity of symptoms between pathogenic bacteria and parasitic infections. The testing package is inclusive, and it's important to note that both the swab and CSA components must be sent together to avoid individual test pricing.



Turnaround Time

There are two components to the Full GI Panel; the Comprehensive Stool Analysis and the Swab Culture. The Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA) results will be available 3-5 days after receipt of specimens. The Stool Culture results will be available 2-3 weeks after receipt of the specimen. You will receive an email when the CSA portion is ready and then the full report, including the Swab culture findings, when they are ready.

Relevant Literature

Understanding Parasites should increase your awareness of the many different types of parasitic diseases.

Bio-indicators describes different bio-markers tested for and biological artifacts that are sometimes confused for parasites.

Detecting Microbes about microscopic parasites, which cause majority of parasitic infections in the United States.

Seasonal Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in the United States During 2000 Large-scale population investigation and summary.

Pathogenic Bacteria explains GI symptoms in the absence of parasite infections. Published in the Journal of Bacteriology and Parasitology.